THE 1939–1940 NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR.

The1939-1940NYWorldsFairIoA[Book: Bill Cotter – 2009 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. After enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1,216-acre, 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair found welcome relief in the fair’s optimistic presentation of the “World of Tomorrow.” Well known for its theme structures, the Trylon and Perisphere, the fair was an intriguing mixture of technology, science, architecture, showmanship and politics. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Creating the World of Tomorrow; The Theme Center; The Transportation Center; The Communications and Business Systems Zone; The Food Zone; The Government Zone; The Community Interests Zone; The Production and Distribution Zone; The Amusement Area (The Giant Safety / Cyclone roller coaster, Parachute Jump, and other smaller attractions); The 1940 Season. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.